Monday, September 15, 2008

Tagetes lemmonii, Mexican Marigold

Tagetes lemmonii ,Mexican Marigold
This small shrubby Marigold which grows to about 1 metre is noted for the strong scent emitted from the foliage when it is brushed against or crushed. Anyone who has been on an "army bivouac" through Lantana scrub and encountered the wild passionfruit (Passiflora foetida) would recognise the smell . It is the combination odour of the stinking passionfruit and the Lantana. This may not sound inviting but it is certainly memorable and a talking point in the garden.if you plant one near a walkway or stairs. It is a fairly hardy shrub, tolerates light frost and begins to flower in late winter through spring, with odd flowers throughout the year.
2017 update: I usually have plants available for sale.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I'm looking for Tagetes lemmonii ,Mexican Marigold. Do you sell the seeds, if so, pls let me know the cost plus postage (to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). If you don't have it, pls let me have the name and e-mail address/contact numbers of the suppliers. Thank you.